A really nice collections, with some rare uncollected stories (Big Engine, Martians Keep Out) plus Gummitch, Lankhmar and Dr Dragonnet ...
A Pail of Air contains his excellent satirical stories; The Beat Cluster, Pipe Dream, Bread Overhead, The Last Letter and Rum-Titty-Titty-Tum-Tah-Tee. The stories seem to be culled from Galaxy magazine. Nice cover art by Richard Powers. A lot of these stories can be found in Deadly Moon which is still available.A Pail of Air reviews & articles
A Pail of Air review at Science Fiction RuminationsContains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)
Along with Fantastic and F&SF, Galaxy magazine accounts for much of Fritz Leiber’s output during the 50s and 60s. The stories Fritz sold to Galaxy magazine tended to be the lighter, more whimsical stories, but none the less contain several of his classic stories.
Covers are only shown where they are for one of Fritz’s stories.+*0+*
Another fine collection from Darkside Press / John Pelan, I remember faxing my copy of Femmequin 973 and the 64 Square madhouse to John to help…
Darkside Press; limited to 500 numbered copies
Midnight House is pleased to announce a landmark event for devotees of the best in science fiction: a new collection of stories by Fritz Leiber! Assembled here we have a selection of some of Fritz Leiber’s most renowned tales with a liberal dose of rarities that have been unavailable in any form for many years. Considered by many to be the greatest writer in the field of fantastic fiction, Fritz Leiber’s long and productive career spanned fifty years. This present collection assembles stories from sources ranging from the pulp magazines of the 1940’s to modern “slicks” like Esquire.